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The Cat House On The Kings

by Harvie Schreiber



The cold fog hugs the ground at The Cat House on the Kings during the winter, adding a chill to the air and making it seem even colder than it is until the elusive winter sun finally burns through (if it does). While some of our sanctuary cats are snuggled warm inside one of our many buildings, we have a number of feral and under-socialized cats who prefer the solitude—and cold—of our twelve acres along the Kings River.

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by Harvie Schreiber



A generous donor (and adopter) has given The Cat House on the Kings this stunning ladies’ size 7, 14kt white gold, contemporary ruby and diamond fashion ring. The cathedral-style ring is cast produced and hand finished. The ring features 30 round brilliant-cut diamonds and gorgeous oval-shaped, faceted cut ruby. Appraised value: $4,800.

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by Jackie Dale




The Cat House on the Kings will be holding an online fundraiser from June 26 through July 8 because the unbelievable onslaught of kittens is quickly draining the coffers. Every year you think it will get better because The Cat House has fixed so many cats. But in fact, 2017 has been one of the worst years on record. An astounding number of kittens have come through the door, and people call every single day with kitten problems.

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by Jackie Dale



The Open House is fast approaching and will be here before you know it. Please, please, please think of something you could donate to our silent auction. The auction is the big money maker for The Cat House and we really need your donations. With the number of abandoned, rescued, and injured animals coming in, we need your help more than ever. I challenge everyone to find something they can donate to our auction.

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by Jackie Dale



On a cold rainy morning staff members arriving at work shortly before dawn discovered fourteen plastic tubs, each one containing a cat, including one young mother and two tiny newborns. Abandoning animals is a crime, but people often choose to dump cats instead of getting help with low-cost spay and neuter options. We are now facing a lot of unplanned expenses to provide food, shelter, vaccinations, and medical care.

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by Jackie Dale



It has been a grueling month of heat and kittens. Endless, endless kittens. However the 2-week “Every Kitten Counts~Every Dollar Counts” fundraiser was a tremendous success!! The goal of $25,000 was reached, and there are just not sufficient words to convey our gratitude to you, our loyal fans and supporters. With the number of cats and kittens that come through the doors during the summer months, the additional funds mean that we can say, “Yes” more than we have to say, “No.” Unfortunately The Cat House can’t take in every single kitten. Particularly if they are black. Black cats and kittens are the most underadopted group of cats.

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by Jackie Dale



The past month for me has mostly been spent working on the quarterly newsletter. It is a labor of love, so I hope you will take the time to read it. If you don’t yet subscribe, please go to www.cathouseonthekings.com and sign up to receive it. It is located at the bottom right hand side of the page. Read the latest news and keep up with what’s happening at The Cat House.

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by Jackie Dale



The Cat House on the Kings is operating at a frenzied pace because the kitten season is in full swing. The phone rings nonstop, and there is just not enough room for all the kittens we are asked to take. To say we are overrun with kittens is like saying the ocean is a little bit wet. The local stores are having a hard time keeping up with the demand for formula and kitten bottles.

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by Jackie Dale



The open house is just around the corner and everyone is crazy busy trying to get ready. It is not too late to donate to the silent auction. Remember, no item is too small or insignificant. Items can be paired up with others to create an always-popular gift basket. Quilt raffle tickets ($1), are still available. Remember, Saturday, May 7, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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by Jackie Dale



In just over a month it will be time for our Spring Open House. We are still in need of donations, big or small, we need it all. Don’t assume your donation might be too small. Seriously, even small items can be paired up with other items to make a gift basket. You can even “re-gift” a present you received but don’t need or want. We won’t tell.

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by Jackie Dale



In the blink of an eye the Spring Open House Fundraiser will be upon us. It has been scheduled for Saturday, May 7, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. We are desperately seeking volunteers and more importantly, donations for the silent auction. The silent auction is our big money maker and donations are slow thus far. We like to have the bulk of the donations by Friday, April 15. We can use just about anything including but not limited to handcrafted items, artwork, jewelry, purses, gift certificates for goods or services, home decor and pet-related items.

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by Jackie Dale



The Cat House on the Kings would like to thank everyone who voted daily for us in The Animal Rescue Site’s 2016 Howliday Shelter Challenge. WE WON THE $20,000 GRAND PRIZE! We also won one of the weekly prizes, the most votes in one week, for an additional $2,000.

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